GLOBAL SOF IMPERATIVES
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BY MSgt (Ret) Wes Bryant
June 2014 – Baghdad.
We were treading a thin line, and we all knew it. I was the senior enlisted joint terminal attack controller for the 300-member special operations task force sent to Iraq to quell the rising threat of ISIS—the famed “crisis response force” dispatched to safeguard Baghdad and Erbil and ensure the protection of the U.S. Embassy...[Continue Reading]
What are the SOF Imperatives?
Global violent extremism and near-peer threats are increasing against a backdrop of U.S. Department of Defense budget pressure and political polarization in Washington, D.C. It is more vital than ever to educate our political leaders on the pivotal role of U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) as an essential tool in combating these national security threats.
The Global SOF Foundation develops an annual Imperatives for SOF platform document to support this education.
BY THE NUMBERS
ISSUES HIGHLIGHTED IN 2020
LETTERS TO U.S. CONGRESS
the 2020 Imperatives forum
On February 12, 2020, the Global SOF Foundation hosted the inaugural SOF Imperatives Forum on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Speakers included Sen. Joni Ernst, Rep. Mike Waltz , Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), and many leaders from Special Operations.
Look back at the event through our Blog and Photos.